Jan 17, 2018
Think carefully on that one, Luann Degroot.
Just say “NO!”
She DID learn from her time with TJ!
Since Ann buys them by the case from Asia, it undoubtedly cost her at least $3. So the $96 profit sounds very fair. That, plus the sales tax that she won’t turn over to the state.
Ladies! It’s- just-Underwear!!
I Mean Really! 100 Bucks For Underwear?!!?
Do You Know How Much COFFEE You can Buy with THAT???
Luann, it might be time to go…
Wait!!! If you buy within the next 5 minutes, we’ll double your order, just pay the additional $199 handling fee! But we’re not stopping there! We’re throwing in a FREE Ron Popeil Kitchen Magician® for when your husband sees how much you have blown on that crap and relegates you to the kitchen for the next week! It slices! It Dices! It pulverizes! It … uhhh … no, you can’t use it on him. For that, we offer the Ronco® “Showtime” Lorena Bobbitt Edition kitchen knife! Just $19.99!! Only 4 minutes left!
Could Tara possibly be an undercover agent??? Pun intended…
Luann and obviously going to fall for Ann’s trap cause she’s dumb
Priceless drawing! Lookit Tara in the first frame (the lady has been around). Luann was set up perfectly – see Luann’s smirk in the second frame – before Ann sets the hook in the third frame. And Ann is so hot! I’d like to experience the whole pitch – and then tell her I forgot my wallet…
If someone told me that I could own what looks like a cheap piece of cloth for ‘only’ $99, I’d tell them that I had to have 4 for that price…
Luann should say that she doesn’t foresee an occasion where someone else would see her wearing it.
In the first panel, Tara is looking over at Luann in disbelief – watching how she got sucked in so fast.
Tara’s not buying it – pun intended.
Ann looks at Luann and thinks “Pigeon”.
All these types of ‘parties’ follow the same sales model….baffle em with…’B. ’ , hide the prices before they make their buying decision, offer them lots of goodies to eat while thinking about their possible purchase, and put the credit card machine on a table close to everyone. Oh…. cue the ultra fancy gift boxes/ bags….throw air kisses as they all leave…and count the cash. Lol.
As I mentioned yesterday, “Lady Lingerie” is falling fantasy, hope, and exclusivity.
Look at Luann’s eyes in the third panel. She clearly has fallen under Ann’s power. If there was a fourth panel, Luann would be saying, "Yess … I … will … sell … my … Biology … textbook … to … buy … this … "
The windows are still covered.
Maybe instead of it to keep people from looking in, the covers are there to keep people from thinking of a way out.
I know I often make negative remarks about Luann’s intelligence, but there’s no way she’s this stupid, right? I mean, come on.
Ann has spotted her prey, and is moving in for the “kill”…!
Good time for a Dick Tracy crossover.
There are $100 bras. No one here has had 3 children and requires DD support.
Looks like Ann’’s taken a little fancy to Luann. Notice how she’s pawing her and hovering right in her face. Ugh.
“How can I have it for $99 if only royalty and celebrities possess it?”
It is the Empress’ new nightie, Luann!
They could be La Perla undies, that really do cost a fortune, but I’ll bet they’re just cheap knock-offs.
i think luann just realized who ann is
You can’t punish Luann by sending her to her room…
The new carpet hasn’t been put in yet.
The room painting arc was just a setup to show that Luann is stupid enough to buy this lingerie.
And then wear it while she repaints the ceiling.
This reminds me of the “My Pillow” commercials (don’t know if you get these in your area, but…). Those pillows cost something like $100+ for a pair of them. Of course, one never sees that in their advertising.
What happened to “first one’s free”? (Oh, wait – I forgot who’s running this show…)
That’s the cue. $99 for good lingerie is much too cheap. (If you don’t believe me, check the price of a similar looking slip from La Perla, which is a good brand but far from the most expensive on the market) Therefore it means it’s worth $5 only.
What would I say? I’d say I understand why Tara goes commando.
Most likely not worth half that.
That’s what the markup is like. She’s still doubling her money.
Gray Market stuff. Hey, she’s related to Mr. Gray, no? I wonder if he has anything to do with this? My cat’s name is Mr. Grey! Okay, I’ll stop!
$99 is still pretty expensive for an item intended to decorate the bedroom floor
When did Ann learn how to sell? She was horrible at it (compared to TJ) when she was at Weenieworld.
Convincing women they will be iresistable with prettier gift wrapping.
The key word in Panel 3 is the very first one: “If”.
An even greater bargain since it’s made out of the Shroud of Turin!
Luann could get better quality underwear at a big box, or at the little fashion stores that entrepreneurs are trying to start, with their great ideas (I know and have students who do that great stuff), online (hey I am about to order from Duluth Trading, “bare naked underwear”), but the most important impression that I take from these panels is the expression on the three girls faces, and the pirhana look on Ann’s. Luann’s is totally hooked and naive, while the first panel, Tara has the “are you kidding me” look on her face, while Dez in the second panel has a very discerning look based on what she feels is the real (poor) quality of the so-called discounted lingerie. This ought to set up a good panel on Saturday, but will it be the end or continued next week?
And … you can get a half dozen of these precious items at the low low price of $593.99!
First, Luann doesn’t have $99. Second, she has no use for lingerie, because there’s no man in her life. Finally, Ann Eiffel probably obtained her inventory from a box that “fell off a truck…”
Ann: “Only celebs and royalty possess it!”
Tara: “Name one.”
Well … Ann E. has truly learned from QVC, and Ron Popiel!!!
So … “How much would you pay??!! DON’T ANSWER THAT!!!”
The unspoken part: “Oh, you’ll PAY, all right!! Heh-heh-heh.”
No, ladies! No sale! That’s ridiculous! Goes without saying!
I mean, it’s not like it were a diamond encrusted hood ornament….or a toothbrush with gold electro-plated handle and bristles. Now, who would be against that ???
she’s selling lingerie for that price and getting use of Fusion for practically nothing? wow, making money and cheating others – still want to know where she’s getting this stuff
“Along Came A Spider, With Satin Beside Her”
“The Adventures Of Lolo Price”
“Mark’s Ups And Downs”
“Breaking The Law Of Conservation”
“When I Don’t Need You” (♬)
“Making Money Out Of Nothing At All” (♬)
“Don’t That Make My Brown Eyes Royal Blue!” (♬)
“Deep Purple Dream” (♩)
“Sale Away, Sale Away, Sale Away!” (♪)
“A Slip, Of The ‘Ton O’ Cash’ "
“Queen To Pawns, B4”
“Searching For A Fool And Her Money”
“The Piece D’Least Resistance”
“Ann, can I borrow $99?”
I kinda hesitate to bring this up, but back in my younger days I went to a few “lingerie parties”, and they were absolutely nothing like this one…
….And we’ll throw in a bonus!….You’ll also get Absolutely Nothing©®™ for free! …. Where else can you find such value?
Hopefully Tara is going to call Ann out on this scam….
Guess she doesn’t realize she is talking to three college students who nototiously do NOT have that kinda cash to burn.
It tickles me when they say: “Supplies are limited! Call now!”….yet, they play the commercial for a long time (all hours and for weeks and months). Enough time to sell a ‘Kajillion’ of it. Before they bring them to stores.
Also related to this, when they say: “If you call in the next hour….”, as if there really is a time limit or someone counting the time, similar to the above scenario.
Who cares. How many people see your underwear?
Plus shipping and handling.
Wake me up when this gets even slightly interesting.
This story line is getting ridiculous. There are not that many dumb, gullible people in Pitts. Of course, at this price Ann doesn’t need to sell that many to make money.
That pitch might work on shallow people who are impressed by celebs and royalty. I’m not impressed at all by them.
Pipe and coffee break commentary for today:
For me, today speaks of a truism about how folks respond to salespeople. And, from my read of things, Greg has drawn the three most common types of responses very, very well:
1) The “Skeptic” (represented by Tara). I suggest that Tara’s look in the first panel shows that her typical response to sales tactics (especially “hard sell” tactics like Ann’s) is to bristle at the thought of purchasing ANY of the nonsense the seller is hawking. Tara’s jaundiced eye in the first panel speaks volumes. This tends to be my approach to salespeople.
2) The “Polite and Patient” (represented by Dez). For me, it seems Dez is simply listening to the spiel and is showing patience to Ann. But, she is not being swayed by the diatribe and will make a simple, well educated and well thought out decision.
3) The “Gullible” (represented by Luann). Some folks seem to be inexplicably captivated and mesmerized by the “hard sell” type tactics that Ann is using. These types can and often are very intelligent and thoughtful in other aspects of life, but they become easily swayed and utterly captivated at the nonsense the seller spews. My wife is and my late father was in this camp.
Pipe and coffee finished……. out of here for now!
I see GS4E had finally figured out he’d been banned, and is now back with a slightly different spelling of his name.
Wonder how long till he gets the hooked staff again.
I expected it to be male strippers, not lingerie…
I remember an online story told by a woman who decided to treat herself to an expensive white silk bra & panty set. According to her worth every penny. She even bought special soap to handwash them with. However hubby decided to surprise her by doing the laundry while she was out. Apparently he can’t read labels that say “Hand wash only.” He also doesn’t understand the concept of not washing light & dark clothes together. So the expensive white silk undies got washed in the same load with hubby’s jeans. Weren’t very white afterwards and pretty much ruined. She did get him to buy her a new set.
She’s going to buy it and it’s going to fall apart in a few weeks…lol
How much does Ann pay each time to rent this place, $400 or more? There must be a more economical way to do business.
I love how everyone assumes that because Luann is showing the big eyes that she is ready to buy.
Wow! This slip is worth $1000? And you’re going to charge me only $99? Gosh! I’ll take four, right now!
—Said no Pitts girl, ever.
Of course, that won’t deter Annie Awful from hard-selling!
Sell the sizzle like it’s top sirloin, even tho it really chuck..
Sonnyconn – We heard the first 500 commenters get to see tomorrow’s strip for free!
And, if you act in the next FIVE minutes, you will get Sunday’s strip for free, too!
Tara is suspicious. I see here role here being defined.
Graphic notes: I think the comic/cartoon graphic influences have been showing through here! In Panel 3, the setting as Ann slyly regards Luann – and Luann’s expression – is from somewhere, I think – just not sure where just now…
However, in the earlier strip, where Luann is ‘pampering’ herself with perfume (likely cheap stuff, too) – her whole face is turned up, just like Charlie Brown did when he got an invitation to the Halloween party in ’It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’. There’s just something graphic about it all.
All that said, DANG!!!! Greg’s artwork is GOOD!!! :)
I’m sorry but I can not believe there isn’t something far more nefarious going on. Ann was too intent on keeping Pru away for this to be a simple lingerie party.
BUT WAIT!!! There’s more…!! Nice thing about t.v. infomercials, you can just change the channel..or shut off the t.v. entirely. Let’s see how Luann and her buddies handle Ann. Of course a bunch of low income…do any of them have an income by the way…may not be Ann’s ideal target market. And yes I know Luann get’s paid squat for watching a bunch of runny nosed kids.
Ann looking at Luann is like a lion looking at a zebra with a limp.
“I’d say, Mr. Evans get me out of this story line, quick.”
Luann is confused by the witch’s hard-sell scam.
If it comes with you, Ann, I’ll take a dozen.
Forgot about the commercials with a “Doctor” (Degree pending) to testify how use(less)ful a product or service is!
If Luann thinks that Ann might be honest, perhaps she ought to imagine how Ann would market this same garment at her next lingerie party if she were honest.
Ann: “This item is so exclusive that almost the only people who have them are celebrities and royalty.”Customer: “Really, only celebrities and royalty?”Ann: “No, I said ‘almost.’ Just celebrities, royalty, and three students at colleges in the San Diego area.”
I hope Tara stands up to announce that the whole affair is a scam and that no one should buy anything. She’s gutsy enough to do it. Except tomorrow is saturday. We need another week for this and for the fallout.
“How did you know I am secretly a royal celebrity?"
Mar 2, 2018